Guwahati , Dec 16 : On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi today paid his heartfelt tributes to the valiant soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who fought in the Liberation War 1971 in the honor of their motherland and protected humanity.
"On the occasion of #VijayDiwas I pay my heartfelt tributes to the valiant soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who fought in the Liberation War 1971 in the honor of their motherland & protecting humanity. Their courage, valour & sacrifice will always be remembered. Jai Hind," the Governor wrote on Twitter.
Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on December 16 to mark India's triumph in liberating Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.
In one of the fastest and shortest campaigns of military history, a new nation was born as a result of the swift campaign undertaken by the Indian Army.
After facing defeat in the 1971 war, the then Army Chief of Pakistan General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, along with his 93,000 troops, surrendered to allied forces which also comprised of Indian Army personnel.